Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
11/9/2023 - 5:30 PM  
5. Report with Possible Action on the Music Strategic Plan - 7th and 8th Grade Music  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Admin Policy 7.44 - Music Education  
Music Education Update  
File Attachment:
Music Education Update.pdf
During the SASI committee meeting, the Committee recommended that the Board direct the Administration to develop a strategic plan for 7th and 8th grade music, with an initial plan to be brought back to the Board during the November Board cycle.

At its August 2019 meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors referred Communication 1920C-001 regarding a proposed music education policy to the Administration for follow-up.

In alignment with the Board’s direction, an advisory committee was formed to develop Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education. The committee included members of the MPS Administration, the Office of Board Governance, the Office of Accountability and Efficiency, MPS music teachers, the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, music providers such as the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and Board members. The advisory committee collaborated in finalizing Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education, which the Board adopted in November 2019.

The policy includes twice-yearly (October and May) updates by the Administration relative to the progress in implementing the policy as well as next steps. The attached presentation provides an overview of the progress and next steps related to implementation of Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sharie Garcia - Music Curriculum Specialist
Signed By:  
Felicia Saffold, Ed.D. - Senior Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Signed By:  
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent